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Poll Shows Record Level of Media Distrust

Three-fifths of Americans distrust the mass media — an all-time high, according to a poll released Thursday.

Sixty percent of Americans have little or no faith in the media to report the news accurately and fairly, according to a Gallup Poll, and 40 percent trust them a fair amount or a great deal. The percentage of Americans who distrust the media has been steadily rising since 2006, when 50 percent still trusted the press. In 2011, 55 percent of Americans were distrustful and 44 percent trusted the media.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • josh||

    this was reported by the media, so it's logical to conclude that it's closer to 70%.

  • Ted Levy||

    This makes more sense. I really mistrusted the earlier media report that 112% of people distrusted the media...

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